Full Court Minute Books

Case D11/2019

Binsaris v. Northern Territory of Australia
Webster v. Northern Territory of Australia
O’Shea v. Northern Territory of Australia
Austral v. Northern Territory of Australia

Case No.

D11/2019, D12/2019, D13/2019 and D14/2019

Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

18/02/2019 Supreme Court of the Northern Territory (Southwood J, Riley J, Graham AJ)

[2019] NTCA 1  (see also [2019] NTCA 3 and [2019] NTCA 4)


Statutory interpretation – Power of superintendent of youth detention centre – Use of CS gas (form of tear gas) in youth detention centre – Where prison officers called upon to assist at youth detention centre – Where CS gas was deployed – Whether exemption in s 12(2) of Weapons Control Act (NT) applied to deployment of CS gas by prison officer at youth detention centre – Whether superintendent’s general power under s 152(1) of Youth Justice Act (NT) limited by s 153(3).


16/08/2019 Hearing (SLA, Sydney)

30/08/2019 Notice of appeal

04/10/2019 Written submissions (Appellants)

04/10/2019 Chronology (Appellants)

01/11/2019 Written submissions (Respondent)

22/11/2019 Reply

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